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2 hrs ago | Twin Cities Daily Planet

A Minnesota 'moral movement'? North Carolina activist...

America "needs a moral compass," said the president of the North Carolina NAACP chapter who last week visited Minneapolis.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, African-American

6 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

Politicians forage for votes at Minnesota fair

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is doused with a bucket of ice water as he takes part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge outside the ESPN radio booth at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights, Minn.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Falcon Heights, MN, Corcoran, MN

11 hrs ago | KSTP

Minnesota Political Candidates Take Advantage of State Fair

Minnesota political candidates are taking advantage of the State Fair, using the opportunity to rack up votes ahead of the General Election this fall.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota Government, US Governors

13 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Vegas trip, payouts questioned

Murray Clearsky was dismissed last fall amid allegations he used $10,000 in tax dollars for a gambling trip to Minnesota.

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17 hrs ago | KSTP

Soggy Start to the Great Minnesota Get Together

From food to animal prep, everyone has been working hard to make sure they are ready for the 12-day stretch of the Minnesota State Fair, which opened Thursday morning.

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Related Topix: Norwood Young America, MN, Carver County, MN, Prior Lake, MN, Stearns County, MN, Dakota County, MN

18 hrs ago | TwinCities

Twin Metals copper-nickel mine economically feasible, Minnesota study says

The majority owner of the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota says a study shows the project would be economically competitive.

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22 hrs ago | KSTP

Doctor Working in Liberia Appeals to Minnesotans For Help

Dr. Alfredmy Chessor runs a private medical clinic in Liberia, but she has strong ties to Minnesota after working at the Park Nicollet Clinic in Brooklyn Center for three years.

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Related Topix: Brooklyn Center, MN

Wed Aug 20, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Letter: Minnesota needs Voter IDLetter: Minnesota needs Voter IDChat...

Letter: Minnesota needs Voter ID Chat with primary judge highlights potential fraud of state's system Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2014/08/20/letter-minnesota-needs-voter/14368531/ It would be interesting to have an honest analysis of the flaws in the voting system that we have in Minnesota.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Opinion

NorthlandsNewscenter.com

DNR drops most plans to open recreational areas to more activities

The Department of Natural Resources has decided not to implement most of its proposals to expand recreational activities such as hunting, trapping, and dog walking, at 10 of Minnesota's 159 scientific and natural areas .

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The Raw Story

Minnesota Democrat to gun rights lobbyist: 'Come near me, and...

A Minnesota gun rights group complained that a Democratic lawmaker threatened to blow his head off while seeking comment about his views on firearms laws.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government

KAAL-TV Austin

'Lady Chisholm' Pleads Guilty To Welfare Fraud

Andrea Chisholm, 54, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting wrongfully obtaining public assistance.

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Medical News

QuitCash Challenge gives Minnesota smokers incentive to quit by offering $5,000 grand prize

QUITPLAN Services is bringing back the popular QuitCash Challenge, with a new twist.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Minnesota Government

Utility Products

Minnesota 'Buy the Farm' ruling puts utility on hook

A small organic dairy in southern Minnesota has prevailed in forcing a buyout by a utility that's building high-voltage power lines along the property.

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Related Topix: New Prague, MN, Dakota, MN, Hampton, MN

Tue Aug 19, 2014

News Observer

Lifetime of Civil War treasures sold in Angier

He grew up in Perryville, Ky., where North and South clashed in 1862, and as a boy he'd comb the fields for grapeshot and pull bullets out of stone walls.

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Star Tribune

National group tries to halt union election of personal home care providers in Minnesota

U.S. District Judge Michael Davis is expected to decide Wednesday whether to stop the biggest unionization election in Minnesota history.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Macalester College

WFAA-TV Dallas

Students turn to crowdfunding to pay for college

Paying for college can take some planning -- just ask the financial advisors. "It does cost somewhere between five hundred dollars a month and one thousand dollars a month for a newborn to start funding for college if you want to fully fund," Natalie Brinkman of Prosperwell Financial pointed out for parents saving now for kids to go into higher ... (more)

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, University of Minnesota Duluth

CBS Local

MN Inmates Charged With Filing $400K In False Tax Returns

Two inmates at a Minnesota prison are accused of filing $400,000 in false tax claims to the Internal Revenue Service, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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Related Topix: Tax, Prison

CBS Local

Minnesotan To Meet: Belly Dancer Cassandra Shore

A doctor turned dancer? Sounds like it could be a sitcom right? But for Cassandra Shore, it was her real life decision.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government

KVOX-FM Fargo

3 coin dealers charged with fraud in Minnesota

Dennis Helmer, 53, of Farmington, 44-year-old Tory Hughes of Minneapolis and 55-year-old Chrysanthos Nicholas of Mettituck, New York, were charged Monday.

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Star Tribune

Minnesota woman pleads guilty in methadone death

A Newport woman has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder for giving methadone to her husband to help him sleep.

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